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Captured British armoured cars and American tanks are put on display in Moscow after being seized...

• By MEIKE LEONARD and PERKIN AMALARAJ

Captured British armoured cars have been put on display in Moscow alongside weapons and tanks seized from Ukrainian forces.

A Saxon armoured personnel carrier, part of a consignment donated to Ukraine in 2015, was pictured alongside a German Leopard tank in Moscow's Victory Park.

The open-air museum, which commemorates Germany's defeat in the Second World War, has been transformed into a glorification of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Described as a celebration of Russia's success 'against Ukrainian militants and their Western supporters', the captured vehicles were displayed beneath red banners reading 'Our victory is inevitable'.

The month-long exhibit will also feature an American Bradley tank, a Swedish CV90 and a French-made AMX-10RC armoured fighting vehicle.

Weapons and tanks from nine other countries including Turkey, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, South AfricaFinland, Australia and Austria are also set to feature in the show, along with Ukrainian combat documents and 'ideological literature'.

Opening to visitors on May 1, the exhibition will run alongside Moscow's Red Square Victory Day Parade on May 9 in commemoration of Russia's victory against the Nazis.

Trucks transporting the captured military equipment from NATO nations donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine were seen arriving at Poklonnaya Hill last week.

The exhibition was announced by the Russian Ministry of Defence just days after they disclosed that Russian marines had seized a number of Western-made weapons during their operation to take the village of Novomikhailovka in eastern Ukraine.


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